12 Most Cheeky Ways to Photo Edit with PicMonkey

12 Most Cheeky Ways to Photo Edit with PicMonkey

Have you heard about PicMonkey? I’ve been hooked since the first time I tried it. One of the things I love the best about photo editing with PicMonkey is that they have a sense of humor yet are seriously helpful.

Let me show you some ways that you can create fantastic photos for your blog, social media platforms, or wherever you need something cool. One word of warning: once you start using PicMonkey you are going to be hooked!

1. “Photo editing made of win”

Using the correct size for photos is key when posting to Facebook, otherwise your photos get distorted or cropped. Here’s the “ultimate complete final social media sizing cheat sheet.”

2. Adding text is a snap!

 

3. You can create your own Facebook Timeline Cover Photos

Go into the collage feature, click on FB Cover and go! Load photos, then drag and drop on the collage template.

PicMonkey will be adding a custom Google+ template in the future but you can easily make your own with these quick steps from Brenda Anderson of PicMonkey:

“Choose the the “Create Your Own” layout feature and over on the right under the blank layout, click the lock (to unlock the ratio), then type in 940 and 180 and hit the lock again. Voila, your own G+-sized collage. You can then add as few or as many photos as you want and resize them by dragging the blue bars between them.” You always need to remember to leave room on the right side for the avatar.

This is a quick one that I made using these steps:

4. You can share any of your masterpieces via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or email

5. PicMonkey Editor for Facebook!

With this app, you can access all your Facebook photos and edit them right inside of Facebook! Check out the app here.

6. Create collages

One of my favorite features is creating collages. Nine different choices in the collage layouts give you plenty of options. This is a Facebook cover I created for Kreussler Inc.’s Facebook page.PicMonkey

7. Don’t have Photoshop?

PicMonkey has you covered with some enhancement editors such as blemish fix, airbrush, wrinkle remover and teeth whiten. You, only better!

8. Trick out your browsing experience with the free Chrome App

When you install the app, the PicMonkey appears in Chrome’s App launcher on the New Tab page. There are currently approximately 464,000 people using this fantastic app.

9. Rock the PicMonkey Extension for Chrome

Get it here. This easy to use extension allows you to grab images from almost everywhere on the web. Make sure that you add proper attribution to your photos when you share them or use them on your blog.

10. Inspiration from PicMonkey at Pinterest

Check out their fun Pinterest Boards! I love their monkey board.

11. Check out their blog for ideas and new features

From their blog: ” Wisdom and madness from yer pals at PinMonkey.com.”

12. Be original!

Please make your own creative choices when creating your PicMonkey originals. Copying someone else’s style and flair is not cool and makes you a knock-off.

Have you tried PicMonkey yet? What are your favorite features?

Resources:

Introducing PicMonkey: Our Awesome New Image Editor

 Featured image courtesy of Leah Gregg licensed via Creative Commons.


Article by Peg Fitzpatrick

Peg Fitzpatrick

http://pegfitzpatrick.com

Peg Fitzpatrick is co-Editor-in-Chief of 12 Most . She's co-author of the best-selling book, The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users co-authored with Guy Kawasaki. Peg works with global brands and leaders in the social media sphere every day. She's spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. All about being positive and connecting, she is a true social butterfly. Tweet her and say hi at @pegfitzpatrick, find her Stumbling on StumbleUpon, rocking Google+ here Google or happily pinning on Pinterest.

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14 comments
BethBuelow
BethBuelow

I love the Monkey! It's highly addictive. I've been using them since Picnik (sp?) went away, and it keeps getting better. I love the filters and textures that can be layered to create effects I could never figure out on my own. The overlays are totally fun, but most are too cheeky to use for professional purposes. So I'll have to start using it for FUN rather than WORK. I also love the collage feature. I use it on Facebook to share multiple photos from a single event or theme... it's more fun than uploading a bunch of individual photos. 

I'm itching for some new fonts and themes - otherwise, LOVE it! Thanks for the informative post, Peg - I just followed a bunch of their Pinterest boards, thanks to you! :-)

Kim_G
Kim_G

We love PicMonkey! These are fab tips with fantastic reminders ... the Facebook collage is a great idea!

Nicole
Nicole

Peg, this is awesome. I have a lot of friends that use Pic Monkey, and while I have a program I use, I've always wanted to play with it a little. Now I understand what to do, thanks!!

jennykaypollock
jennykaypollock

Great post, thank you for the helpful tips! It think I will use it to create my next Facebook cover! 

Michelle_Mazur
Michelle_Mazur

I discovered Pic Monkey because of you @PegFitzpatrick! You mentioned it on G+, and I feel in love with it. I didn't think about all the uses for it though! Great article.

CarrieJKeenan
CarrieJKeenan

I lurve PicMonkey! I don't have Photoshop or any of those nifty things, so I've had to get creative. This helps a ton! 

PegFitzpatrick
PegFitzpatrick moderator

@Sharon Greenthal Awesome! I tried to give lots of tips for how to use it so people would give it a shot. It's really easy to use and once you get started you won't be able to stop.

PegFitzpatrick
PegFitzpatrick moderator

@carrieatthill I don't have Photoshop either so I was so happy to find this! What a great way to make Hey girls. :D

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